I realize this isn’t actually a Litichi question; but I wonder if anybody here can point me to instructions?
I see various photos and videos of real estate where property boundaries are outlined. I’d like to learn how to do that.
Anybody know how, or have a link to how to? My google-fu has failed me, or I don’t know what terms to search for; all I can find are instructions on how to import a shape file…but I already know how to do that. I want to know how to make an accurate shape file that I can then import.
Those are post-processing photo edits. As you said, not a Litchi question. I have used Photoshop and even Paint to draw lines, but I wouldn’t assume they are accurate.
Import into what? You can import a shape file into Litchi, if you want to create a Waypoint mission … if thats what you are asking.
Right; I want to learn how to create a shape file. Then import that shape into Litchi.
I figured that since there are a lot of smart people here…maybe one of them will happen across my post and lead me down the right learning path.
Good tutorial here on how to create the polygon in Google Earth Pro and save it as KML.
Then, in the Litchi Misison Hub:
Select the saved KML file and it will create a Waypoint Mission.
Thanks for hanging in there with me @Sam_G
I got it figured out.
1st: as you mentioned, Litchi needs a kml, not a shapefile.
2nd: Just keep looking! I found the county assessor’s website that showed the parcels, but there was no way to download or copy the shape or kml. After about a thousand more searches, I finally found a site where I could download the parcel kmls. Whew! Then it was a simple matter of filtering the view to only the parcel I wanted, and then downloading the kml.
So I didn’t end up having to create it, and it’s a good thing, too…the kml I downloaded for a single property is a super odd shape, and has 122 waypoints.
You can use QGis with the KML plug-in to make a kml file.
Will QGis (with a KML plugin) allow you to extract highlighted property lines from a map? Or will you still have to manually draw them, then export the KML?